Meadow Brook Hall awarded $18,000 operational grant

Stephanie Sokol for The Oakland Post For the second year, Meadow Brook Hall has received a Program for Operational and Project Support grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. The Hall, which was named a National Historic Landmark last summer, received $18,000 to be used toward operating support and curatorial needs, accordingContinue reading “Meadow Brook Hall awarded $18,000 operational grant”

There’s a tea trend brewing among young, health conscious

        Stephanie Sokol for OU News Bureau It can be prepared in many ways, and taste is up to the brewer. Tea, the world’s second most popular beverage behind water, has soared in popularity during the past 10 years. Americans drank over 3 billion gallons of tea in 2011, 85 percent ofContinue reading “There’s a tea trend brewing among young, health conscious”

Fire and Ice brings family fun to Rochester

  Stephanie Sokol for OU News Bureau Ice sculpting, family events and food enticed a record crowd estimated at 30,000 to the Rochester Fire & Ice Festival last weekend. The turnout was the most in the festival’s six years, according to Stephanie Hellebuyck, Rochester Downtown Development Association events coordinator. “Fire and Ice is a greatContinue reading “Fire and Ice brings family fun to Rochester”

Student Organic Farming Program receives $20,400 grant

Stephanie Sokol for The Oakland Post The Americana Foundation awarded the Student Organic Farming Program with a $20,400 grant which will be matched by the university. The money the group received will be used toward work with farm expansion and maintaining staff, according to Fay Hansen, associate professor of biological sciences. The foundation behind theContinue reading “Student Organic Farming Program receives $20,400 grant”

Gigi’s Cupcakes: Everything’s baked and decorated in-house

Stephanie Sokol for OU News Bureau Owner David Gonzalez said the cupcakes are based on family recipes. PHOTO/STEPHANIE SOKOL Looking for a place to have great food and a good time? OU News Bureau reporters have visited some distinctive eateries in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties to learn more about what these places have toContinue reading “Gigi’s Cupcakes: Everything’s baked and decorated in-house”

Picking up good donations

Stephanie Sokol for The Oakland Post Formed in 2010, Elijah Nelson and brothers Mark and Jake Hoke make up the Detroit band Royal Hoax. The alternative/pop- rock group is working with Gleaners Community Food Bank on their project Rock4Hunger, while getting their music out at local schools and venue shows. Behind the music Nelson, Mark andContinue reading “Picking up good donations”

OU students participate in Global Brigades, volunteer in Honduras

Stephanie Sokol for The Oakland Post The days leading up to Christmas were an “absolutely amazing, life changing experience” for Oakland University senior Brandon Hanna. Hanna traveled to Santa Rosa, Honduras with the OU Medical and Dental chapter of Global Brigades. “Everyone should try volunteering,” Hanna said. For Hanna, the Student Activities Funding Board chairman andContinue reading “OU students participate in Global Brigades, volunteer in Honduras”